City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News: music


Review: Kim Edgar, Yvonne Lyon and David Ferrard (Ceilidh Culture 2009)

In the bright glow of evening sun coming through the three stained glass windows of the Lot, a former Kirk that is now the Grassmarket venue, there was already a warm and friendly atmosphere as the audience mingled and waited for the performance by Kim Edgar, Yvonne Lyon and David Ferrard.

Susan Boyle Made Cry Me A River Recording

A version of Cry Me A River sung by talent show contestant Susan Boyle has surfaced on the web. The over-night singing sensation from Blackburn, East Lothian, made the recording for a 1999 charity CD, Music For A Millennium Celebration, funded by Whitburn Community Council.

Review: Hello Dolly!

Musselburgh Amateur Musical Association (MAMA) has been producing musicals since 1951. Their production this year of Hello Dolly! (from the book by Michael Stewart, based on the play The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman) is another ambitious presentation.

Edinburgh International Festival Launches Programme

EIF 2009: Mabou Mines, Peter and Wendy

The 18th century Scottish Enlightenment, often harked back to as Edinburgh's golden age of intellectual and scientific accomplishment, is a central theme of this year's Edinburgh International Festival 2009 programme

Review: Dramatic Beethoven, Scottish Chamber Orchestra

James Ehnes, violinist

Thursday night's concert at the Queen's Hall got off to a robust start with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra playing Beethoven's Egmont Overture, Op 84, said to be inspired by his 'pure love' for Goethe's five act tragedy of the same name.

Jolson - The Musical Review

Jolson, the Musical, takes us on an autobiographical journey of the famous singer's life.  Born Asa Yoelson, he was besotted with the stage at an early age, changed his name to Al Jolson, abandoned the rigidity of his Rabbi father and took to an itinerant life. 

60th Edinburgh Military Tattoo Going Down Under

Pipes and drums at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Edinburgh Military Tattoo is returning to Australia for performances at the Sydney Football stadium in February 2010.  The new production will be the biggest ever
seen in the event's six decade history.

T In the Park Tickets Go On Sale

Tickets go on sale this morning (9am) for this year's T In the Park which takes place at Balado Airfield in Perthshire from Friday 10th July to Sunday 12th July.

Review: Mendelssohn 200, Mendelssohn's Elijah

Mendelssohn, a Christian convert, spent nine years contemplating a work based around the miracles performed by God's prophet Elijah.  When the Birmingham Festival commissioned him to write an Orat

Celtic Connections Festival Celebrates International Roots

The 16th annual Celtic Connections festival gets underway this Thursday in Glasgow. The festival which takes place every January (15 January - 1 February this year) also launches the Homecoming Scotland festivities in 2009.

Video: Hogmanay Kiss on Torchlight Procession

The Torchlight Procession takes place every year on 29th December as part of Edinburgh's Hogmanay festival.